Saturday, 8 October 2011

weird things customers say in bookshops team

[The 100PoemChallenge: Happy weekend. Just a little post to say that I've set up a separate blog for my 100 poem weekend challenge. All the details are over there. I'll set up links for donations when I've set the dates, but for now you can subscribe to the blog if you want to [I'd love you long time], so you get notified when I have more to say about the project. At the moment Cristina [who runs EEC International] is trying to get the charity up on JustGiving, as that would make everything very easy. If not, then it'll have to be donations through paypal. I'm very excited about the challenge. No doubt I'll never want to see another poem as long as I live afterwards [no, that could never be true], but yes, I'm excited. I also received an email from the RNIB yesterday asking if I'd help out with some poetry workshops because of it, so hurray for poetry and charity.]

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Now: back to 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops'. Greg is working away on the black and white illustrations for the inside of the book and they're looking marvellous. The manuscript for the book is being sent out to other countries now, which is very exciting, too. I'll keep you all posted on any developments.

This week has been a bit of a 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' team meet up in the bookshop, what with Greg visiting on Monday, and today Charlie [my agent] stopped by, followed by an unexpected visit from Hugh [my editor] this afternoon. Charlie discovered that our local deli has a croissant happy hour [always good to know], and he also signed some books [<--here's a photo to illustrate that fact] - you've still got two days left for the chance to win one of those. If you bought one from the shop and wanted it shipped, your book will go in the post on Monday.


Awesome.

Also, also, last night I contacted successful contributors to the back of the book, for the 'Weird Things Customers Say in Other Bookshops' section. There were some really really wonderful entries, thanks so much, guys. S'all coming together very nicely. xx

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